FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is Webhosting?

When customers want to effectively use their domain name they will need to apply for Web Hosting. This gives a platform from which their web site can operate. If a customer was to type in their newly registered name into their browser e.g. http://www.newdomain.co.uk nothing would show except an error message stating that the name entered is not assigned to an ISP’s server. The server is the platform on which a web site resides. This continually maintains and displays each persons web site visibly to the world 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Hosting also caters with the forwarding and holding of their emails.

What is a Domain Name?

A domain name is your unique identity on the Internet, for example, mydomain.co.uk It is a company’s or individuals presence on the Internet. A domain name is used with your web address and email. If your domain name is mydomain.co.uk your web site address would be www.mydomain.co.uk and your email could be anything@mydomain.co.uk

Why should I have a Domain Name?

A domain name gives you a unique identity and presence on the Internet. This will enable you to compete with your competitors and gives a more professional appearance to your customers rather than promoting the name of your ISP. Even if you are not immediately going to use your domain name it is vital that you secure it. Otherwise someone else may register it before you and possibly build an Internet presence built around your company’s identity!

How do I use my Domain Name?

Your domain name is the focal point to your web site and your business. A good name will separate you from the millions of other companies each trying to make a name for themselves on the Net. How you use it is as important as actually getting it. You should use your new web or email address in all forms of advertising, point of sales, telephone conversations and especially when contacting new or existing customers via letter. Remember that the world is rapidly changing. Many people nowadays prefer to communicate via the Net for convenience and to cut costs. If customers generally request promotional material from your company, pointing them towards your new web site will demonstrate your company as being modern thinking and focused in moving your business image forward. It will also help cut down on printing and postage costs as all your information is there plus that extra depth of information you may have needed to omit from your old brochure.

What characters can be used to form a domain name?

There are only three type of characters which can be used in a domain name. - a number (0-9) - a letter (A-Z) - a hyphen "-" used within the domain name, but not at the start or end

What can a website do for me?

The answer to this question is neither short nor easy. With a little research and thought you can find hundreds of reasons, but there are a few general statements that may help you realise your needs. First a website can reach millions of people that might not otherwise be available. Second, customers can view products, services, or whatever you want to share from the comfort of their own home. No matter what type of business you are in, there are ways to grow and make money on the web for you.

Why does it matter how it looks as long as it works?

When you recieve a visitor to your site, they will instantly perceive the quality of your services or products. The first impression a customer or potential customer gets depends on the appearance of your website. A visitor will be interested and explore your site if it is appealing and easy to navigate. You are marketing yourself and your business to the world over the Internet and it is important to show your best.

How to Order

Easy. Visit www.devonhosting.net and follow the easy instructions. As soon as we are notified of your order we set up your account on the server & email you the details.

What happens if something goes wrong

We are more than aware that things can & do go wrong. If you are having a problem with your site then we are happy to show you where to go for more information. Learning is everthing. If something happens to the server, the chances are we will know before you do, but rest assured we work our socks off to get things moving again.